Colton Burpo, who was almost four years old, survived an emergency appendectomy in a miraculous way. His father, a pastor, and his mother were overjoyed and relieved that their son lived and that they could take him home.
What they did not expect was Colton's story which unfolded gradually in the months afterwards. In a way which only a child could do, Colton describes leaving his body during the surgery and going to heaven and sitting in Jesus' lap. What began to shock and bewilder and inspire his parents was Colton describing events of which there was no way he could have known, i.e.; what his parents were doing in different parts of the hospital during his surgery -- they didn't even know what the other was doing and saying -- but Colton saw it and heard Jesus' response. Amazing events, but true events.
Hold on for a great read, an inspiring story, and one which will get you excited about heaven -- the Biblical Heaven -- and the Lord of Heaven and His Father. Heaven is For Real, A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by the Reverend Todd Burpo.